The Sun and Her Flowers

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About The Book

A revised hardcover edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller the sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur, author the #1 New York Times bestseller milk and honey. Her long-awaited second collection of poetry is a vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honouring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself.  

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.
 
this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept 
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year 
they will teach you
that people too
must wilt
fall
root
rise
in order to bloom

About The Author

(c) Baljit Singh

Rupi Kaur is a top ten Sunday Times bestselling author and illustrator of two collections of poetry. She started drawing at the age of five when her mother handed her a paintbrush and said – draw your heart out. After completing her degree in rhetoric and professional writing, she published her first collection of poems, milk and honey, in 2015, which quickly became an international bestseller. It has since sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide and been translated into over 23 languages.   Her long-awaited second collection continues her exploration of themes including love, loss, trauma, healing and femininity. Along with writing and illustrating, Rupi has performed her poetry to sold-out audiences across the world. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (October 2018)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471177910

Raves and Reviews

“Rupi Kaur’s The Sun and Her Flowers is everything her fans have been waiting for. . . . [She’s] perhaps the best-known poet in the English-speaking world at this point.” 

– Bustle

“Rupi Kaur is kicking down the doors of publishing.” 

– The New York Times (Style)

“The poet who touched a nerve.” 

– The Times (London)

“Her work is human experience, tidily aestheticized and monetized, rendered inspirational and relatable in perfect balance.” 

– The Cut

“At once simple, current and hard-hitting.” 

– The Guardian (London)

“One of the most popular writers in the world, full stop.” 

– The Globe and Mail

“The line drawings that accompany her poems are raw, evocative and utterly striking.” 

– Toronto Star

“Rupi Kaur reinvents poetry.” 

– The Economist

“Rupi Kaur sits atop a new wave in poetry.” 

– The Wall Street Journal

“At age 24, Rupi Kaur has been called the voice of her generation (move over, Lena Dunham).” 

– USA Today

“There’s no denying that Rupi Kaur is currently one of the most — if not the most — popular poets in America.”

– Boston Globe

“Rupi Kaur is a rock star.” 

– Kansas City Star

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